Kathy Kinloch is President of the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) — Canada’s premier polytechnic institution — a position she has held since January 2014. She oversees efforts to broaden and deepen BCIT’s partnerships with business, industry and community; build more leading-edge and emerging skills programs; expand BCIT’s unique model of education to other parts of the world; and increase the Institute’s capacity to be entrepreneurial and innovative.
With an extensive career in public service, Kathy is recognized for leading organizational renewal in complex environments involving multiple stakeholders. She has spearheaded major improvements in both the post-secondary as well as the health care sectors. Prior to coming to BCIT, she was President of Vancouver Community College and before that, the Dean of Health Sciences at BCIT. Earlier in her career, she held senior and executive level positions in government and the health care sector, and led a number of innovative initiatives.
Besides running BCIT, Kathy participates on several boards including: Business Council of British Columbia; the Presidents’ International Advisory Board for the Chair Academy, and the Surrey Hospital & Outpatient Centre Foundation. As well, she is an active member of the Vancouver Board of Trade. Kathy is currently Chair, Trades Training BC, a consortium of 14 public, post-secondary educational institutions providing public sector trades training in the province.
In 2015 BC Business Magazine recognized Kathy as one of the 50 most influential women in the province, Vancouver Magazine named her in the Power 50 in Vancouver, and she received the WXN 2015 Award as one of Canada’s top 100 most powerful women.
Kathy holds a Bachelor of Science (Nursing), a Master of Arts in Leadership, and a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching. She has also served as an Associate Faculty member at Royal Roads University.